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PJ Carter was amazing, we will be booking him again. Professional, polite and most of all a great singer. quote

- Number 15, Doncaster

Soul Magic 5 - Wow what a band...they blew my mind. quote

- Oulton Hall Hotel

Popaganda were amazing, just my sort of music. Made my night. quote

- Paula Dickinson (Thornwick & Sea Farm Holiday Centre)

Target had a good night. With Mollie on lead vocals & Rob on lead guitar & backing vocals. 2 good sets which had the dancers up. quote

- Kel, The Bentinck

Gemma Frost - absolutely beautiful singing and a lovely person aswell. quote

- Lorraine Lloyd

Mr Cool was a great success with all my guests & what a lovely job he did to keep so many on the dancefloor all evening. It was our sort of music presented in a very professional way. quote

- Neil Dodgson, President Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry

G Men Soul Band - Thank you so much for a fantastic evening! All that everyone is talking about is how good you were. quote

- Leonide Interiors

If you have never seen Lance Gold I strongly suggest you see him. A truly fantastic performer / artist, we absolutely love him! quote

- Nadia White (O Grady's Showbar)

Had Crash at our Christmas party. Anyone looking for a mind blowing, foot stomping, dance floor ripping, adrenaline pumping, charismatic party band need look no further. quote

- Janet Dewhurst

Booked Boogie Boots for a corporate event and they were fab! Got everyone up dancing, very friendly guys and would have no hesitation booking them again. quote

- Rachael Hopley

Brilliant hypnotist Grant Saunders...amazing show. quote

- Makis Leisure Complex

I needed guidance & help & the Act Store provided both in abundance. Nothing was too much trouble! quote

- Mark Mather (private party)

Funky Moon act in a long while. quote

- Craig Johnson (Bentinck Colliery Miners Welfare Social Club)

The Act Store provided entertainment at our Summer Ball, the service was impeccable, the quality of the band...outstanding quote

- Sgt Paul Rutherford

The Adrenaline Brothers are the best band I have ever worked with. quote

- Paul Simmons

Neil does things the right way! He is honest, extremely professional in all aspects of his business and is a pleasure to work with. quote

- Paul Minney, Director at SMC Entertainment

John Will - one for our definite re-book list. quote

- Selby Bowling Club

I find Neil Tomlinson delivers nothing less than a prompt and first class service. He always 'steps up to the plate' which I have found invaluable. quote

- Simon Quarmby, Past President of the Agents’ Association of GB

The Soul Battalion - Brilliant band. Well worth a visit or three! quote

- Jane Fowkes

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I am still getting praise and comments for booking GP Thompson and his extreme talent, my members absolutely loved him. quote

- April Middleton (Tinshill & Cookridge Club)

Neil Tomlinson often implements clever creative ideas and offers advice from his extensive knowledge of all areas of the entertainment business. quote

- Jamie Mallender (Musician)

Neil is very highly regarded within the Entertainment industry. His diligence, professionalism and integrity make him the trusted 'go-to' provider of quality live bands and musicians. quote

- Carol Gunney PA at Gordon Kellett Entertainments

Everything was perfect, thank you. quote

- Paul Young (Private Party)

Neil always had a really creative approach to what he produces. I can recommend him very highly. quote

- Trevor Hamilton, Founder unique Entertainment / Consultant

Complete Madness were great. We've also seen the real Madness at Doncaster Racecourse and preferred you to them. quote

- Tracey Taylor

We used Neil on numerous occasions. Apart from providing great entertainment I found him great fun to work with as well as providing an excellent professional service. quote

- John Pearson, Community Worker at Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme

Love Generation - Absolutely loved the sound. Fun, professional, competent and energising. quote

- Adele York

Freaky Blinders absolutely rocked the place. They were brilliant! quote

- Mark Porter, Viva Blackpool

Maxed Out - I saw you recently and you were absolutely brilliant. Your vocals, harmonies and instrument playing were amazing. One of the best bands out there by far. quote

- Julie Mitchell

Sai were AMAZING! Hope they come back to Coastfields soon! They were fab. quote

- The Welsh Family

Suzie & The Suits - one of the best bands I've seen in years. This lady is brilliant, what an amazing voice. This is what clubs need - something different. Absolutely loved every minute. quote

- Maltby Catholic Club

Popaganda - Top job last night. Never lost anyone, sounded amazing, perfect level and everybody (even the old ones) loved it! Very nice people to deal with and a real credit to you. quote

- Monks Road WMC

Popaganda were just amazing, the best band I have ever seen! quote

- Colin Newsome (RAF Coningsby)

Just a quick note to say thank you for Johnie White. He's perfect for this place. Good mix, good patter, not too loud. He gets 5 stars in my book. quote

- Maurice Champeau (Crookes Social Club)

The 1980's - if you are looking for an 80's themed party band, look no further, you have found them. quote

- Johnny Tait, Showcase Productions

The Fourmost are one of the most authentic 60's bands currently on the circuit, from their Vox amps and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim fitted suits and Cuban heel boots. quote

- Sue Hornby

The Rhythm Junkies are the best live band I've seen. quote

- John Oakley

Travelling Hillbillies - great act, great sound, lots of fun! quote

- Christine Jolly

JP Morris - If you want to hear Motown music at it's imperioius best this is the guy to see, he is quite brilliant. quote

- Georgina (Hucknall Liberal Club)

Robert Craig is amazing, a true professional and a genuinely lovely man. quote

- Donna Browne

Proud To Be Part Of...

Welcome to The Act Store Ltd (in assoc with Wasis Management),  your online One Stop Entertainment Shop. Whatever your needs our experienced team are here to help. But PLEASE, we implore you DON’T BUY BLIND! There is no shopping basket on our site - we want you to call us, so that we can get you PRECISELY the right act & at EXACTLY the right price. Your event is everything to us, so we want to work with you to make sure that every element of your function is perfect.


With over 40 years experience in the entertainment industry we can help to create your perfect event. We have 4 watchwords, Value, Assortment, Service & Honesty. We are more than just an entertainment agency, we work with our artistes to ensure that your event is special to you – whether a small family gathering or a major product launch for a Multinational Company.

Neil Tomlinson

'The Act Store represents the interests of all of it's performers and is committed to ensure that the equal opportunities of all of it's acts from all backgrounds are promoted and recognised through diversity, equality and fairness.  We welcome the full inclusion of all performers through the process of casting and auditions through to performance either in live or recorded media.'


2021 Information
For all age ranges, the Yorkshire Talent Search (*YTS) competition will be held in 3 Yorkshire Venues, Crookes Social Club, Number 15 Doncaster & Makis Leisure Complex, Bridlington, the same format will exist at all heats and contain the same rules and judging requirements.

The winners of all heats will be awarded a place in the Grand Final at Crookes Club, Sheffield on Sunday December 5th, 2021.

Part One Registration and auditions

·         Due to the likely high demand to appear & spaces being limited all contestants wishing to take part on any of the YTS heats will be required to email a performance clip to Not all artists will make it through this initial phase but IF your submission is successful we will TRY to give you a slot at your preferred venue & on your preferred date but this cannot be guaranteed.

·         We are unable to feature hypnotists, any form of nudity, acts that involve the throwing or juggling of fire/knives/swords or the use of hazardous materials/devices. Contestants may perform any form of “talent” but within the guidelines of public decency.  If you are unsure, please approach a member of the Act Store Ltd for further clarification.

·         All contestants must bring along to rehearsals all props, music, backing tracks and elements involved in their performance.

·         Contestants are not permitted to “singalong” with the original track. Backing tracks or karaoke tracks must be used.  Where no tracks are available then the contestant will be allowed to perform with no backing music which will result in no direct alterations or gains to the judges marking. 

·         Contestants performances must not go over 10 minutes.

·         Any performances extending over 10 minutes will be stopped during their performance and judges marking will reflect.

·         3 independent judges from the guests/audience shall be approached prior to the competition and if they are chosen as judges their immediate family or friends may not take part in the competition.  If 3 independent judges cannot be found, then the Act Store Ltd management will provide independent judges from their sources.

·         All contestants performing in the competition must be available when called to the stage by the entertainment team.


The judges will be advised to mark the contestants on the following categories.  All categories are marked out of 10 points.


·         Presentation - How they present their performance with consideration to stage, costumes, audience etc.


·         Originality & Content – Are they performing something different - is it an original talent? 


·         Star Quality - Are they the next big thing?  Will they be a star of the future?

(The same judge’s categories will be used when marking in all competitions) The judge’s marks will be written down and physically recorded.

·         An independent adjudicator will be a member of the Act Store Ltd to ensure all scores are correct.


·         Judge’s Decision is Final.  Any competitor entering a competition he/she/ they must accept as final the verdict of the judges and their individual markings and no appeal against that verdict or markings may be made.

·         YTS is a group of competitions which is open to all diversities & all abilities. 

·         The competitions are sponsored by The Act Store in association with Arts Council England (*ACE) and it is this sponsorship that funds the prizes, trophies, and finals.

·         The Act Store Ltd has 3 golden tickets in total to put through a contestant if they have impressed them.

·         Prizes

·         1st Prize is: The title of “Yorkshire Talent Search Champions” with trophy, a contract with the Act Store Limited, a photo session with renowned Carl Whitham photography, a video recorded by Open House Pictures, a free of charge slot at Showcase Productions (worth £340 held January 2022) to audition before all the UK major bookers, a chance to support a headline act at the prestigious Club Tropicana, Chapel St Leonards.

·         2nd & 3rd Prize: A contract with the Act Store Limited, a certificate, a photo session with renowned Carl Whitham photography, a free of charge slot at Showcase Productions (worth £340 held January 2022) to audition before all the UK major bookers.

·         I have read and understood the rules & regulations and wish to abide by these and enter as a contestant.

·         By applying to enter the competition & submitting my initial email performance I accept the above rules of the competition.

·         By agreeing to these terms, you are contractually agreeing that photography/video can be used for all marketing purposes.